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, someone who, i think on this occasion, literally needs no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason that i am here and others are here working here. ted turner. welcome back, ted. >> good to be here. >> how does it feel to be back? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you still proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you still watch cnn. >> i watch it. you bet. >> you like what you see? >> i like most of what i see. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the star. >> well, that was the philosophy that we started with. but it really was the only place open for us because all the other news networks, cbs, nbc and abc, they emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were lucky to have employees. >> if you had the competition that's around now in cable when you first started, in other words, if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel and the others. would you do anything differently? >> i'd have to really give it a lot of thought and a lot of study, which i have not done because nobody has asked he to do it. i value my time
. bush coming later and first on this occasion, literally no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason i and others are here. ted turner. welcome back. how does it feel? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you watch it? >> you bet. >> do you like what you see? >> most of it. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the start. >> that was the philosophy that we started with, but it really was the only place open for us. all the other networks emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were luck to have employees. >> if you had the competition and if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel maddow and the others, would you do anything differently? >> i would have to give it a lot of thought and study which i have not done. nobody asked me to do it. i value my time greatly. i'm working on nuclear weapons and trying to get it to change over to clean energy and stabilize the population before the world is so overcrowded. i am working on things where i can make a difference now. i don't h
other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. as we got closer, it was homes. >>> to mississippi now, where that state's only remaining abortion clinic will stay open at least for the time being. the clinic owner told us tonight that a mississippi federal court judge has issued a temporary restraining order, which will keep the clinic open until at least july 11th. a hearing is set for that date. the clinic was facing closure under a new state law. in a few minutes, we'll go live to jackson, mississippi, for the late else. >>> exit polls in mexico project th
go to cnn.com/impact. it's on the bottom of your screen there. there you will find the organizations and the way to help those in need. >>> turkish fighter jets scrambled after syrian choppers near the border. a report on what sparked the bomber is next. and the owners of mississippi's only abortion clinic fights it from closing. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began. a little bird told me about a band... ♪ an old man shared some fish stories... ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪ so, where to next? what happens when classroom teachers get the training... ...and support they need? schools flourish and students blossom. that's why programs like... ...the mickelson exxonmobil teachers academy... ...and astronaut sally ride's science academy are helping our educators improve student success in math and science. let's shoot for the stars. let's invest in our teachers and inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. you would think syr
in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic was facing closure under a new state low. in a few minutes, we'll go to jackson, mississippi, for the latest. >>> exit polls in mexico show that rico pena nieto. many cast ballots after waiting in lines. in neito wins, the revolutionary party will return to power for the first time in 12 years. >>> until today, we did not have the kind of road map. >> hopefully diplomats plan syria won't be a road map to nowhere. secretary of state hillary clinton praised the
're telling a love story tonight here on cnn, a man and a woman. they met, they fell in love. before you knew it, they're going to the championshipal the way it's supposed to happen except one thing. here is the bride and groom, who saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. at the very last minute charles and teandrea. it turned out to be a problem. the wilsons are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. it didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that -- my wife was called and they said because of the fact that we were black, some of the members of the congregation had got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married in her church. as she informed me, i decided to come home and comfort her. >> in all your time in this church, and i know your wife had been a member there for more than a year, her father and uncle also members. in a
upheld the health care case. >> here's how it played out on cnn, and it wasn't pretty. >> we're still going through the reading -- the opinion, but i want to bring you the breaking news that according to producer bill mears, the individual mandate is not a valid exercise of the commerce clause. so it appears as if the supreme court justices have struck down the individual mandate. the centerpiece of the health care legislation. >> wow, that's a dramatic moment if, in fact, the supreme court has ruled that the individual mandate is, in fact, unconstitutional. that would be history unfolding now. >> the court striking down that mandate is a dramatic blow to the policy and to the president politically. >> as we're reading through this again, we're reading that the entire law has been upheld, wolf. >> if in fact that is the justification, then it's a huge, huge victory for president obama. >> fox news also started down the wrong path. >> we have breaking news here on the fox newschannel. the individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional. >> we're getting conflicting information. if y
wimbledon in 2010. roger federer plays andy murray in the men's final tomorrow. >>> our top story on cnn a medical emergency that is so much worse because the deadly disease has no name, no treatment, and no doctor has ever seen it before. it's some kind of neurological disease that has so far killed more than 60 children. so far it's only happened in one country, tiny cambodia. diseases don't recognize borders and doctors are feverishly trying to identify this and keep it contained. cnn's sara sidner is in cambodia with the latest. >> reporter: we visited the main hospital where many parents are bringing their children and where many of these children have died due to this mystery syndrome. the world health organization says 56 of the 57 children who have gotten this particular illness have died. we're talking about a very high mortality rate. when we went down to the hospital there are lines of people standing outside but many of them were there for other reasons such as the denge fever or children for example had some respiratory problems. they were not for the most part aware of this
adviser to president spoke with cnn's candy crowley. >> the threshold for governor romney is this. is he's equipped, is he prepared to become a commander in chief and when he gets off in the first leg of this trip and he goes to great britain and he insults the british people and david cameron the prime minister and the mayor of london both rebuke him, the question becomes this is if he can't engage our allies on a simple topic like the international olympics, how is he going to be tough enough to stand up to our gravest enemy like iran. >> well, you can hear mitt romney's full speech in jerusalem next hour right here on cnn. >>> now to syria where rebels and government forces are still fighting to gain control of the country's major commercial center. here's what's happening there. [ speaking foreign language ] >> you see the rebels there taking hold of that government tank and they claim they're making some progress. it's getting very violent as you saw. our ivan watson is witnesses some of fight firsthand from northern syria. earlier he told me about an army base that's surrounded by
: another source tells cnn mayor gray learned in january of this year that some of the money spent was not properly reported. contacted by cnn gray's attorney wouldn't comment. prosecutor's documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the secret spending at the time it was happening. moalethy says thas. >> i never saw evidence during the campaign that he knew about it at the time. >> reporter: for mary cha that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in this building. other mayors have been accused of incompetence or outright corruption. forchler forchler -- former mayor was arrested for cocaine use. former mayor was investigated for steering contracts to a friend. he was clear. i asked analyst what has tainted the d.c. mayor's office? >> i think that if we had these higher positions that peopl
, massachusetts. he was traveling in northern sinai when locals stopped his vehicle. cnn foreign affairs report he joins us live from cairo. thank you for being here. i really appreciate it. i want to talk about these kidnappers and what they're asking for. we know that they're bedouins. but unlike other kidnappings that we've seen and a lot recently, they're not asking for money. >> reporter: no, that's right. usually this is about getting some money. criminal activity. it is a no man's than where there's trafficking, criminal activity, a lot of militants increasingly since the fall of hosni mubarak. this time the kidnappers have a command. they want to get the release of some of the relatives which have been detained in alexander re, a egypt. the tourist area. on drug charges. and so they say that they're not going to release them and they might kidnap other westerners and americans if their demands are not met. >> what is interesting is since the fall of hosni mubarak in egypt, we've seen this increase in kidnappings, especially in this part of egypt which has become somewhat notorious for thin
remains at 8.2%, and voters are divided over who can best handle the economy. a recent cnn/orc poll shows 48% of registered voters think mitt romney, 47% president obama. looking to keep a tight grip on the battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania that voted for him in 2008, the president pushed his message of manufacturing gains, especially in the auto industry, to working class voters. he began the final day of his "betting on america" bus tour with breakfast in akron, ohio, where the president was joined by three union workers from a nearby goodyear tire plant. >> you've been there 20 years? you're still there? >> yeah. >> reporter: then the president toured the summer garden food manufacturing plant near youngstown, a business that the campaign said is expanding and creating jobs. at carnegie mellon university in pittsburgh, his biggest event of the tour, there was one final appeal for a second term. >> and if you still believe in me like i believe in you, i hope you will stand with me in 2012. >> reporter: the president told supporters at almost every stop on the two-day bus tour
the world. cnn's stacey valley joins us from new york. how did something like this happen, what is the dns changer? >> yeah, this is a problem several years in the make ppg what happened is a group of hackers created this virus and got away it for about five years. this is a long-running scan tp what it did is redirect internet traffic. so if you were trying to go to, for example, apple's eye tune store, it would reroute to you a faith website. on a lot of web sites they served fake advertisements. the fb i conducted a sting and over two years shut this down. they completely shut it down in november. at the time they caught it, about 4 million computers world ride were infected, including government computers. so it was a nasty one. >> can you figure out if your computer is infected, right? >> yes. the good news is they created a website. go to dns-ok-us. that's a website that fbi and groups it's working with put together. if you go to that website, you will see it go green. if you go to a green site, you are not infected. if you see anything else, though, there are instructions on that pa
in the coming year. not much optimism there. >> i knew he was come through the area. he was actually on cnn this morning when you were out on the farm. let's just take a little bit of what he had to say and then i got a question four about prices. >> we obviously need to help these folks. this is why we have a safety net, this is why we need passage of a food farm and jobs bill quickly, why we need to then livestock producers in particular. it would impact and affect in the long haul food prices not as dramatically as some people expect because farmers get only 14 cents of every dollar but it will impact consumers. >> something caught my attention he's talking not only how it will impact our prices but jobs as well. >> reporter: these farms employ a lot of people. so, yeah. you know, not just dairy, but the crops themselves. two-thirds of an acre or two-thirds of the cost of an acre -- what they make in a bushel of corn, two-thirds of that is expenses. so they are not just throwing seed out there. it costs known plant an acre of land. so anything that they don't plant we don't have a crop t
. congratulations, wow. >>> sounds like something out of a hollywood blockbuster. cnn's brian todd is in cape cod where some unwelcome guests are putting a damper on beachgoers' fun. >> reporter: it's the height of the summer vacation season here. behind me, just a beautiful beach here. the weather is great. our photo journalist is going to show you a sweep of the beach here. you'll notice there's no one in the water. that's for good reason. gorgeous weather at the height of summer. but they're only going in waist deep, and it's not because the water is cold. >> i grew up watching "jaws" in the '70s. i don't want to relive that. >> this is what they're worried about on cape cod. not far from where "jaws" was filmed, great white sharks are back. >> tuesday was the most recent sightings by a spotter pilot. >> reporter: each measures at least 14 feet. authorities identified 20 of these predators off the cape over the past three years and believe many more are lurking. a group called cape cod shark hunters tracks, photographs and tags the great whites. we're out off the cape looking for the sharks wi
. stay where you are for all the details as we learn them coming up this evening. let's go to cnn's britneanna kuehler. >> the worst drought in 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the regime are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought, the region that produces 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. it's especially hard on live stock, many ranchers having to sell off herds early. >>> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the fighting in syria is destroying the country and many syrians would probably agree with him. the opposition says at least 96 people were killed today as battles raged in damascus and other hot spots. dutch journalist sandra van horn is in the capital. >> reporter: a wider area of central damascus it was life almost as usual. now the last three hours a new development has been fierce fighting in the southern suburbs of damascus. i can hear heavy shelling and gun fire and it's been going on with an intensity that i didn't see before in the nine days that i'm in damascus right now. >> the rebels are making gains in othe
on this notebook. the judge will hear them in a hearing on that tomorrow, as well. and the media, including cnn, is petitioning the court to unseal a number of the documents that have been sealed in the case. so that will be heard by the judge, as well, on monday, ran did i. >> this is the beginning of a very long road. i have a feeling. jim spellman, thank you very much for that. >>> taking you inside a city at war. >> they were hit from a military checkpoint. it looks like right about here. it still smells like rotting flesh right now. >> that is the scene from syria's biggest city. ivan watson is there, home to 2.5 million people. it is now a battleground. [ male announcer ] research suggests the health of our cells plays a key role throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health. that's one a day men's 50+ healthy advantage. >>> that is what it sounds like in syria's largest city, aleppo. rebels are firing back at government forces there as the besieged
rainy, cnn. >>> and check out the weather map, because the cold front is coming down from the great lakes, but a warning while the temperatures are dropping, there is a threat of severe storms following that very same path. we could see lightning, hail and some severe winds. >>> this morning, two indiana parents are accused of leaving their babies in hot cars in the middle of the blistering heat wave. one of them actually die d. police in greenfield say this man left his 4-month-daughter in a car for an extended period of time with temps around 103 degrees and the baby later died in the hospital. 25 miles a wway in the town of fisher this mom is accused of neglecting her 16-month-old daughter by leaving her in a car at a shopping mall. >>> hillary clinton made it clear that time is running out for syria's government. she talked about high level defections from the syrian military and the growing strength of the opposition forces. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to those who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> clinton was in tokyo for a donors conferenc
and their egyptian tour guide. the kidnappers have made some demands. i want to go straight to liam martin, with cnn affiliate wcvd. he joins us live in massachusetts. liam, you've had the opportunity to talk to the family, get a sense of whether they're hopeful. what can you tell us about what they've learned about the pastor's situation? >> reporter: poppy, all they know right now is that he is okay. the egyptian who kidnapped them has said they're going to be okay. he's been feeding them dinners and taking care of them. he essentially wants to exchange them for his uncle who is in prison in egypt right now. we're at the home of the pastor in boston. several of his family members have been here all day. they say to find strength in one another. he's been a pastor of two pentecostal churches here in the boston area for 34 years. tonight, this community is turning its prayers toward him. >> we don't have any more information other than what we hear in the news and what you guys are hearing. we're all in good spirits, because we know that the god we serve is in control of the matter. the only concern
was on long island, new york, at $3.83 a gallon. >>> well, we're telling a love story tonight here on cnn. a man and a woman, they met, they fell in love, and before you knew it, they're going to the chapel, just like the way it's supposed to happen. except one thing. here's the bride and groom two saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. but at the very last minute, charles and tiandria wilson had to change venues. they want to get married at their home church. well, that turned out to be a problem for some people. charles and tiandria are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that my wife was called and said because of the fact that we were black, so many members of the congregation got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married at that church. as she informed me, i decided to com
and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he's a 27-year-old, was in the u.s. navy for less than a year, and was serving his first post there in colorado. the family notified about his death last night. we spoke to -- i spoke to his father, scott, from crystal lake, illinois. he said "we send our thoughts and prayers out to families of the other victims and those still recovering in the hospital. we love you, john, and we will always miss you." matt mcquinn also
.com today. >>> quick note for those of you if you're heading out the door, continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or if you're heading to work, you can also watch cnn live from your desktop go to cnn.com/tv. >>> so, if you want to know how mitt romney enjoyed his week-long visit to the uk, israel and poland, you might not want to ask him at a photo-op. p his handlers didn't like it either. the president's day in warsaw, a wreath laying at the tomb of the unknown soldier followed by a speech of his economic and political ideas. >> the world should pay close attention to the transformation of poland's economy. a march towards economic liberty and smaller government has meant a march towards higher living standards, a strong military that defends liberty at home and abroad and an important and growing role on the international stage. >> cnn's jim acosta traveling with romney joins me live. let's talk about what mitt romney was wanting to accomplish in poland. >> well, kyra, what he wanted to accomplish here in poland is basically to pay tribute to the polish for their transformation fro
a cnn special. as i said, we'll look back at the lives of those lost inside the colorado movie theater. we are committed to this story and bringing you the very latest on it and we'll cover it from the beginning to the end. our one-hour special "madness at midnight" airs right here on cnn 8:00 p.m. eastern and then again at 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you join us. in the meantime, we have a lot of other news to cover here. i'll go back to atlanta, now, for my colleague deb furyk. it has been an emotional week here. many report earns journalists have been here. it's been emotional for us but nothing like what this community and family members are dealing with here. >> clearly, this is so sad and such a tragedy that's affected everyone. don, thanks so much. we'll get back to you but right now let's get everyone up to speed on the day's headlines. a possible copycat crime. a maryland man now undergoing an evaluation after allegedly calling himself a joker as in the batman character and threatening to blow up his co-workers. police say neil prescott was in the process of being fired yest
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fares talked with just one network, just one, and that was cnn. here's ivan watson in doha, qatar. >> reporter: nawaf al fares was syria's man in baghdad for nearly four years that is, until a few days ago when he suddenly announced his defection. >> what prompted you to say i've had it. i don't want to work with this government anymore. >> translator: i served sirtian regime for 34 years, but after what happened in the holy revolution, all of the killing, the massacres and the refugees, i don't see how anyone can remain silent so i decided to end my relationship with this regime. >> fares has long been one of the trusted lieutenants, an insider who knows how the syrian government works. >> reporter: who is making the decisions in damascus right now? >> translator: the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. that person is the president. >> reporter: in his first interview with the u.s. news organization since his defection fares rejected syrian government claims that the syrian rebels are al qaeda terrorists. ins
on cnn as well. that's expected around 7:30 p.m. eastern, just under 30 minutes from now. we'll have that live from aurora for you. as i mentioned a few minutes ago, police are revealing a little of what they found in the shooting suspect's apartment. i want to get to ed lavendera now. he is outside. what are police saying now? what did they find in that apartment? >> reporter: explosives that this man put together. after they went through a great deal of effort which took about 36 hours from the moment they went in to james holmes' apartment, they were able to start taking away the evidence and the belongings from what we can tell, they have completely cleared out his apartment. a law enforcement source tells cnn, they removed interestingly enough a batman poster, a batman mask, and his computer. all of that has been taken away from the apartment. and obviously, they're going through that computer, trying to see what kind of evidence they might be able to find. they're hoping that would be a type of clue that would provide a great deal of evidence. and depth into what exactly james
60 have already died and now officials say they've made an important discovery. cnn's sara seidner reports from one of the areas hardest hit by this baffling illness. >> reporter: feverish and struggling to breathe, this 50-year-old is in bad shape. doctors are trying to diagnose him, well aware he has some of the symptoms of a mysterious illness that's killing young children in cambodia. nearly every child that has shown up in cambodian hospitals with the mystery syndrome has died. so far, this pediatrician has treated two children with the syndrome, both got worse by the hour, both died within a couple of days. one case the child's lungs deteriorated within hours. are you as a doctor worried because you don't know what it is exactly? >> for me i worry and it is important just to inform the parent when the child, you know, symptom like cough, high fever or respiratory stress. they also could bring the child to hospital. >> reporter: during the rainy season here at this southwest cambodian hospital, about 50 children a day are admitted. they normally have serious, but treatab treat
. it was unreported and unregulated. >> reporter: another source close to the investigation tells cnn the mayor learned from jeanie harris in january of this year some of the money spent for his 2010 campaign was not properly reported. the source says gray told harris then to report it immediately. contacted by cnn, gray's attorney wouldn't comment citing the continuing investigation. prosecutors' documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the alleged secret spending at the time it was happening. mo alathy who worked on gray's 2010 campaign says this. >> i never saw any evidence during the campaign that he new anything about it at the time. >> reporter: for the d.c. council member mary chay who went against many constituents to endorse gray that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit and committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign or step aside as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
in donations, for veterans in the past three years, but according to the records cnn found, none of that $56 million has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, you're talking millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> reporter: who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> a worthy cause. >> reporter: the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. public relations man did return our phone call, outside the group's washington, d.c. headquarters in 2010. but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it is so sad that a great deal of us waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our charitable dollars intended to help veterans is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals
like a war zone. to find out more on how to help, go to cnn.com/impact. they can use your help. you can find all the organizations and ways that you can help those in need. again, cnn.com/impact. can't say that enough. >>> more now on the heat wave and those power ounls. crews are working around the clock in states from virginia and ohio, maryland, new jersey, trying to get the power back on so tens of thousands of people can cool off. brian todd with the latest now. >> reporter: these are the lifesavers. power company teams scrambling to bring transform es back online. but for millions in the midwest and mid-atlantic, these crews can't work fast enough. >> i hate it. it's horrible. we can't, all our -- in case of an emergency, we can't make a call or anything. >> reporter: in the wake of devastating storms, 20 states are dealing with excessive heat warnings. temperatures over 100 degrees are scorching much of the southeastern u.s. more than a million customers still have no power and that means huge numbers are at risk. >> a heatstroke is when you start having neurological problems. co
on, by it could be days before that happens. cnn's athena jones is live in springfield, virginia, for us, and athena, welcome, and how is the cleanup going? >> good morning, randi. well sh well, the cleanup is going in spits and starts. you can see the debris out here in the medium that is left to be picked up. you can see behind me where a giant tree fell on the power lines here. this tree killed a 27-year-old man on friday night who was driving home from work. it is an example of the kind of thing that the cleanup crews are facing. we were in rockville, maryland, on the other side of washington, d.c. yesterday and there were people out clearing debris, and clearing these giant trees from the road and cutting them down for mulch, but it is a lot they have to do it and they have to do it in the heat today, randi. >> what are the odds that people will get the power back on today? any word on that? >> well, i don't think that you have heard anyone promise that it will be happen today. you can see that this is an extreme situation that we are dealing with something that would take s
three of the victims memorialized today were in their 20s. >>> and tonight at 8:00, cnn's don lemon host as special report madness at midnight, the search for answers in aurora. >>> now to travels overseas for mitt romney. he just landed in tel aviv after taking a charter flight from england. he's hoping to redeem himself after some rather embarrassing gaffes in london. the british media had a field day after romney appeared to question whether they were ready to host the games. they even dubbed him mitt the twit. and now to a remembrance of 9/11. on that day, 40 passengers and crew members of flight 93 died when their hijacked plane crashed in somerset county, pennsylvania. today the navy christened a ship named in honor of the heros who died on that flight in a ship yard in afternoon dale, a suburb of new orleans, family members of those killed gathered. a bottle of sparkling wine was smashed against its hull. >>> and explosions shatter buildings. you hear from a woman in syria's largest city coming under heavy attack today. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as pa
of families that are struggling today in this great country. it doesn't have to be this way. >> cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president through ohio and pennsylvania this week and has more. >> reporter: well, wolf, the president had been campaigning in mostly big cities, attending fund-raisers surrounded by the rich and famous. but this bus tour took him to small towns in ohio and pennsylvania. people who supported him in 2008, and voters he's trying to hang on to come november. it's a more retail-style approach, but unlike the president's other official bus trips last year, this one has campaign written all over it. there's a big presidential seal on the door and the venue in the small city of maumee, ohio, has been carefully staged. white picket fences, a large american flag, and a soft story about his daughter. >> then it was malia's birthday yesterday. see, when she was small, i could say, all these fireworks i had arranged for her birthday. but she doesn't believe me anymore. >> reporter: but his speech turned tough when the president took on his opponen
and assault rifles. cnn's ivan watson actually crossed into northern syria and spoke with the rebels who vowed to fight to the death to overthrow assad. >> translator: a father stained with the blood of his son. this is the blood of a martyr, he yells. of a hero, his blood is pure. mad grief and pride from a man who just learned his son died in battle. he was only 22 years old, a defector from the syrian military. he died tuesday morning fighting for the rebel free syrian army. he is the fourth man from this small hill top village to be killed battling the government. a fellow fighter brought rashid home to be buried and said he was shot in the syrian city of aleppo. a helicopter killed your friend today. >> yes. >> reporter: on a roof top. on top of a building. >> yes. >> reporter: what began 17 months ago as a peaceful protest movement has morphed into a full-fledged armed insurgency composed of defector soldiers as well as students, shopkeepers, real estate agents, and even members of president bashar al assad's ruling baath party. you were in the baath party before. >> yeah. >> reporter: f
. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. because of that, authorities now say that they feel that the major threats that were inside that apartment have been diffused, and it's not totally safe yet, but they can begin the process of removing all of the explosive materials that were inside holmes' apartment and they're beginning to take that out. but what's be
are reading most at cnn.com this morning. the internet block out that could be coming for many americans on monday. the vicious malware we have been telling you about. folks reading about the euro. the third popular story, the fatal shooting of four people in ohio connected to a man later drove to a cemetery and killed himself. more on that at cnn.com. >>> we have a sad, sick story to tell you ability. pets burned on purpose and left to die. several have been found around philadelphia in the past few weeks. i have to warn you, what you are about to see is graphic. take a look. this is hercules. he was found yesterday. he's a puppy with severe burns on his legs and back. he's expected to make it. some dogs weren't so lucky. this dog is more graphic than the last one. this is chloe found with burns. she's passed away. mark told cnn how often he sees this kind of cruelty. he heads up the pennsylvania society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. >> we see cruelty to animals frequently. unfortunately, with the fire and burning of these dogs, this has been much more of a disturbing trend
nominee, mitt romney, today, he weighed in on the status of jerusalem. he tells cnn he considers jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there, not tel aviv. he also mentioned iran on the regional defense. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and its right to america to stand with you. >> also today in gentlemjerusal romney and his wife visited the western wall. you can see him putting a little piece of paper in there. one of the oldest in the old city. you can see him there making a prayer. one of the men running president obama's re-election efforts says mitt romney is not doing himself or anyone a favor. listen to robert gibbs. >> mitt romney wondered aloud whether london was really for the olympics and i think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether mitt romney's ready for the world and i think the world is not yet ready for mitt romney. i think there's literally to go overseas, stand in the country of the strongest ally and the olympics they've been preparing years for and question whether or not they're ready does mak
ones by going to cnn.com/colorado victims. >>> another story we are following. cnn has learned of new fallout of the penn state scandal. authorities are on site this morning at penn state prepping to bring down joe paterno's statue. they have begun to place fencing around the statue and a tarp. colorado police and students are around the scene and they have gathered. we will bring you information as it comes in. >>> more coverage on the colorado shooting. bomb technicians have cleared the apartment of james holmes making their way through dangerous bombs and trip wires. a look at what the evidence means for the shooting suspect. ♪ [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner elec
and not knowing when the possibility of an explanation. cnn's poppy harlow spoke to people who live there and here is her story. >> it's frightening. we don't know when we can go home. they say it could be tonight or another couple of days. >> reporter: forced to evacuate following friday's horrific mass theater shooting, paul mcqueen is shaken. his children terrified. their apartment building right next to the suspected shooters. for those who live here, forced to leave their home, it has been a day bull of angst and questions. first and foremost is we need to render the area safe. the most immediate threat is the trip wire. >> reporter: two hours later, progress. >> we have been successful in defeating the first threat, which includes defeating the trip wire and the first insinary device. >> reporter: but also this. >> this trip wire was set up to clearly detonate when someone entered that apartment and it was set up to kill that person. >> reporter: kaitlin fonzy says she lives in the apartment below the suspected shooter. she heard loud techno music in his apartment on friday. went upstairs an
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. >> reporter: some gop sources tell cnn they can't imagine romney would want to reopen wounds from the bush years. last but hardly least, rice's stance on abortion. she calls herself "mildly pro-choice". >> i worry about the government being involved in, but i'm like most americans. i think abortion is a terrible thing. >> reporter: one anti-abortion group already e-mailed around this clip of romney last year saying the running mates he would consider would be anti-abortion. >> i would expect they would all be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. >> reporter: several prominent conservative leaders tell cnn rice's abortion stance disqualifies her because there's so much distrust of romney on the issue. >> he needs to have a running mate who is without question pro-life. but rather who has a portfolio of leading out on that issue and being a voice for the unborn. >> now, it's important to note that rice herself has had multiple times including to our own piers morgan that she doesn't want the job. and her statements appear to be more airtight and a bit more genuine that others who have said
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
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